And so the interactions of this American culture, and many others, are becoming evermore restricting and isolating. This growing ethnocentric mentality is limiting the majority of people's experiences to one species and the technologies and environments it have created; concerns for humanity most definitely take priority. Humanity's relationship with the non-human world is more and more driven by profit instead of pleasure. Everyday this way-of-life is affected by our actions. The potential for change exists in our decisions and how we choose to engage with the world around us.